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Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving has been a problem on the roads long before the dawn of texting. It has, however, increased with the rising use of cell phones for navigation, entertainment and, of course, phone calls and texting. The majority of states have outlawed texting while driving, but many continue to multitask behind the wheel. Distracted driving… Read more »

Hardison Wood Earns Ranking on Best Lawyers List

The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is proud to announce it has been recognized on the “Best Lawyers” list, created by Best Lawyers and the U.S. News & World Report. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a… Read more »

Sexual Assault and the Law: What You Need to Know

Since initial allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced, more and more women have become empowered to share their stories of sexual assault, and hold the perpetrators accountable. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Even still, experts say events… Read more »

Do I Really Need Drone Insurance?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a drone. The gift your child just opened this past holiday. Freshly unwrapped and ready to fly, it’s one of thousands of new drones that will fill the skies in 2018. You didn’t think about it beforehand, but now that the drone is out of… Read more »

Insurance Companies and Bad Faith: Do I Have a Case?

When tragedy strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is battling the insurance company. You expect that when you file a claim, your insurance agency will swiftly and expertly handle it in a timely manner with your best interests in mind. In fact, that is what agencies are legally obligated to do. This… Read more »

Traffic, distraction and a Holly Springs intersection

Susan Miller pulled over to the shoulder at Main Street and Ralph Stephens Road in Holly Springs and directed her phone’s camera at the intersection in front of her. Within mere seconds, she caught one driver after another running the newly installed two-way stop signs. Frankly, she wasn’t surprised. Miller had just been involved in… Read more »

Asbestos and Cancer: What You Need to Know

You’ve seen the commercials on TV—the ones with the melodramatic voice that boom, “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation!” Class-action lawsuits abound surrounding mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. And while the commercials look silly, the illness they’re talking about is far from a joke. Read… Read more »

A Spike In Hate Crimes Against Indian Americans

One night in Kansas… On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at a bar in Kansas, two Indian men and one American man were shot during a racially motivated attack. One of the Indian men died of his wounds and the other two gentlemen were severely wounded. According to witnesses, the gunman yelled, “Get out of my… Read more »

I Was Involved In A Car Accident In The Snow. What Now?

North Carolina is finally thawing out the first snow of 2017, but not all NC drivers escaped the weekend unscathed. As of 7pm that Monday evening, the NC State Highway Patrol was reporting over 3,600 calls from distressed motorists. About one third of those calls were vehicle collisions and the rest involved cars sliding off… Read more »

Holiday Distractions Create Holiday Accidents

We all know that house down the block with all the Christmas lights; You know – the one you glance at every time you go by? While we’re sure those lights are dazzling and spectacular, they tend to distract drivers and pedestrians from the myriad hazards in the vicinity, raising the risk of an accident… Read more »